up on WTSR radio. That's the radio station of The College of New Jersey, where both our sons are seniors and Kyle is a DJ. Interestingly, Kevin and I both went to Rutgers University too, and now we work in the same industry. Isn't that a coincidence? Talk about your small world. Let's broaden your horizons a little though with this edition. Enjoy! Send your feedback about this edition directly to: email@example.com. It may be published in a future issue of Advantages magazine. For free information on products featured in Advantages, click here: www.advantagesinfo.com. Kathy
The Joe Show: New Products & New Ideas
In this episode of The Joe Show, Managing Editor Joe Haley shows off some of the newest items to be released in the ad specialty market. Want to see a brand new product that takes scent marketing to a new level? Need a good idea to target the education sector with? Check out the video.
Tiny Dancer The Pitch: If you have dance schools as clients, this is the product for you. Sassi Designs Ltd. (asi/84921) offers item NOR-03, a pink microfiber tote with a zebra design and tulle skirt at the bottom. What young ballerina wouldn't love this? Pricing starts at: one for $25.99. Click here to see it: https://www.sassidesigns.net/. The Bottom Line: Pirouette your way to profits.
That's the Ticket The Pitch: While we're on the subject of dancing, Steve and I are going with my parents, Genevieve and Raymond to see the "So You Think You Can Dance" tour on Friday night in Atlantic City. My mom won four free tickets from a radio trivia contest and I am dragging Steve kicking and screaming, but he's a trooper. I hope things don't get too wild (you don't know my parents). Aakron Rule (asi/30270) has a fun free-ticket-related item available for you: It's a durable plastic, ticket replica, punchable key tag, which is ideal for redemption programs (you know, buy 10 pizzas, get one free...that sort of thing). Pricing starts at: 250; 87 cents. See it here: http://www.aakronline.com/. The Bottom Line: Punch-drunk sales.
A Special Day The Pitch: Today is my BFF Margaret's birthday and my publisher Rich Fairfield's birthday too (my PFF publisher friend forever). I'm sure they and anyone celebrating this special occasion would eat this right up...literally. It's a chocolate "Happy Birthday" card from Provender Int'l. (asi/79975). Pricing starts at:24; $7.25. Check it out here: http://79975.asisupplier.com/. The Bottom Line: Cocoa loco.
Fiesta! The Pitch: Today, the editorial department is going out for a Mexican lunch to say adios to one of our designers extraordinaire, Monica Fisher. Fare thee well, Monica! This reminds me that I love peach salsa and Hot Sauce Harry's (asi/61826) just so happens to offer a 16-oz. jar of peach and jalapeno salsa, just right for fiestas of all kinds. Pricing starts at: 48; $5.80. Get a taste of it here: http://hotsauceharrys.com/. The Bottom Line: Spicin' it up.
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Suppliers, here's your chance for great exposure to at least 40,000 industry sales reps through a spotlight in our mid-December issue of Advantages magazine! If you have a truly new product debuting in 2012, please send me an e-mail describing your product and explaining what, exactly, is new about it. Send also a high-resolution image (at least 300 dpi at 4 x 4 inches; anything lower will not be considered) or a sample to my attention: Kathy Huston, Editor, Advantages, ASI, 4800 Street Rd., Trevose PA 19053. Samples will not be returned unless specified. E-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send samples or images no later than 10/14.
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